I saw people doin' this 'round Last.fm and I'm procrastinating homework anyway so yeah.
Okay, everyone sit down by the fire with some tea and let me tell you a funny story.
Y'see, Radiohead was what got me into really liking music, if ya know what I mean. I didn't particularly like music. I didn't know much about it or even really care for it. It was just there.
So, one lazy summer day, when I was, like, 10 or 11 (I was quite mature for my age. I thought about things differently from others. I was always different), I was staying up much too late and flipping through TV channels (I never watched TV really. It was just a waste of time and electricity to me. See, told you I was mature) when I stopped at VH1. They were playing videos (which they never do except late at night), so I just kinda sat there and watched, bored as crap.
I was just about to give up (most of the music was crap anyway) when this weird little video came on by this weird little band called Radiohead. "Hey, everyone likes Radiohead, right? I'll stay up for this one, then I'm hittin' the hay," I thought. The weird little song was called Pyramid Song.
After the video was over - well, this is where I don't know what to say. If I say I was speechless, that sounds as though I were extremely surprised. Which I wasn't. If I said I was just blank, that sounds as though I were bored. I wasn't bored either. There just aren't words to describe my expression at that moment, my feelings, nothing. No words exist.
After I sat there for an hour or so in my state of awe (awe isn't a good word to describe how I was feeling either, but whatever), I realized I had to become this bands hugest fan and dedicate my whole life to making sure that EVERYONE knew about them and listened to them and felt the way I did about them and get all their albums and know EVERYTHING about them (I MEAN EVERYTHING!) and I had to meet them one day and I had to see them live at least a hundred times ooh I also had to learn guitar so I could be like Radiohead's guitarist and I wondered what his name was ooh I wondered IS HE CUTE IS HE CUTE wow I wondered how old they were so maybe I can marry their guitarist because he's probably cute.
So many things were going through my 10-year-old mind.
I decided I was to watch VH1 every single night until I fell asleep just so I could get a glimpse of my love, Radiohead (especially their mystery guitarist!). One of those days Radiohead finally came back on. I don't remember what song it was but whatever, I believe it was a live performance of something. I wasn't paying attention to anyone but their guitarist anyway. Anyway, 10-year-old me got pretty excited. I finally got to see them since seeing the Pyramid Song video, which made me fall in love. "Ooh," I thought, "dang the guitarist IS cute. hey he looks like some rad emo kid. awesomesauce i like emo kids. i'm gonna marry that emo kid. hey, move out of the way, you idiot who can't keep your left eye open (guess who that is.), you're blocking the view of that cute emo kid. hey stupid cameras. I don't want to see mr. lazy eye, I want to see that kid with the emo hair. okay that's better."
Finally my fantasies were fulfilled. Except the ones involving "emo kid" and me. Heh.
Of course I still had to dedicate my whole life to these guys, even "mr. lazy eye" (later found to be Thom Yorke. I don't hate him anymore now, he's my favorite Raiohead member. Well, except maybe "emo kid" but whatever). So I did. At 10 years old, I did. Radiohead made me discover what music can make you feel, and that there IS good music out there. Music's my passion now. I'm learning guitar so I can be like "emo kid" (later found to be Jonny Greenwood, lulz). I'm slowly working my way up to hearing every Radiohead song, ever. I'm working to spread the joy of Radiohead and their genius ideas and ways of thinking that are so similar to how I always thought about things. I never did see them live but am always hoping that they will tour again soon. I'm still hoping to meet them. I'm still wishing to maybe even marry Jonny Greenwood.
Irrational, I know, but one can dream.